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A great adventure that's sure to be done again. Conditions were a bit hairy, but who doesn't like a good ole survival session from time to time...?
Thank god, sonny and the lower launch peanut gallery were there to welcome you with a cold beer.
Kites: 2014 F-One Bandit VII: 12m, 10m and 8m. All pink/blue.
Board: 2014 F-One Spicy & 5'6 Fish.
Harness: Manera Exoharness.
Wetsuit: Underwave Sultan shortleg 4/3.
No problem at getting through the bridge, the wind was fine. Things got more intense as I approached and passed Candlestick Point. I want to do it again but in lighter conditions.
I left the boat on the dock, so I just had myself, my board and kite for support.
I had a cell phone and radio, dry clothes, food and water.
I'll have to add this downwinder route in the offerings, next to Golden Gate Downwinder...! Anyone interested let me know and we can put together a expedition... with boat support.
I wanted all the assurance that I could go the distance. Long fins and a scooped nose are great when the goal is long distance. I wanted to take longer reaches back and forth, but it was so intense that the focus was solely to make to 3rd beach.
Riding on a broad reach, other boards would be pretty easy to hold course with, and boostEEE on a twin tip for sure!
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